Fiction
Nonfiction
Structures
Vocabulary
Grammar
100

The place and time a story occurs or happens

Setting

100

1-3 words that tell what an informational text is mostly about

Topic

100

Life-forms on Earth depend on each other for food. This is called a food chain. A food chain usually begins with a life-form that makes its own food, such as a plant. Next, another life-form, such as a caterpillar, eats the plant. Then, the caterpillar is eaten by a bird. Finally, when the bird dies, its body is broken down by bacteria and other organisms. This is the last link in the chain.

Sequence/Chronological Order

100

animals that live by eating other animals

predators

100

nouns that are 2 or more

plural nouns

200

The most important people, animals, or creatures in a story

Main Characters

200

A sentence that reveals the most important idea an author wants the reader to know about the topic

Main Idea

200

There are many different kinds of pizza. But one of the most authentic is Neapolitan pizza. Originally made in Naples, Italy, this classic pizza is now available around the world. In addition to a wood-fired crust, Neapolitan pizza is made with fresh mozzarella cheese and either grape tomatoes or plum tomatoes. A little sweet, a little salty, and completely delicious

Description

200

the appearance of something that is the same on both sides

symmetry

200

nouns that show ownership

possessive nouns

300

The words that describe a character's personality

Character Traits

300

The 3 essential elements of an informational text (list all 3)

1. topic

2. main idea

3. key details

300

Chemical pesticides are often sprayed on food plants to kill insects and prevent crop damage. However, pesticides can be harmful to people, animals, and the environment. In the garden, one alternate solution is using beneficial insects instead. These are "good bugs" that prey on garden pests. Some beneficial insects include ladybugs, spiders, and green lacewings.

Problem Solution

300

exaggeration used for humor or dramatic effect 

hyperbole

300

words that combine ideas or sentences

conjunctions

400

The type of character that transforms or changes from the beginning of a story

Dynamic character

400

A writing about someone's life

400

When explorers arrived in North and South America 500 years ago, they brought more than their curiosity. They also brought germs. Native Americans had never been exposed to viruses that were common in Europe, such measles, flu, and smallpox. These viruses hit native people very hard. More of them died from illness than from any other cause, such as war.

Cause and Effect

400

letters added to the beginning or ends of words that change its meaning

affixes

400

Words that tell a specific person, place, or thing

proper nouns

500

The four parts of a character that you must look at to determine a character's traits (List all 4)

1. actions (what they do)

2. dialogue (what they say)

3. thoughts (what they think)

4. feelings (how they feel)

500

A writing that describes the process or steps to achieve something 

Process Writing or How-to Article

500

All the text structures in Early Native Americans

Chronology/Sequence

Cause and Effect

Problem Solution

Compare & Contrast

500

a compound word that means plants with green leaves all year round

evergreen

500

correctly write this sentence

we walked to jan house in mulberry street.

We walked to Jan's house in Mulberry Street.

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